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Point Pelee National Park

Interpretive Trails

Explore the Marsh Boardwalk
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Prefer exploring the park at your own pace?

Several trails provide interpretive signs and lookouts that allow you to do just that! Check out these trails to discover their unique history and ecological characteristics:

  • Marsh Boardwalk is an easy 1 km loop with a tower providing a panoramic vista of this unique habitat. Stop at the interpretation areas along the way for a closer look at life within the cattails.
  • The DeLaurier House and Trail is 1.2km loop. Discover 10,000 years of Point Pelee's dynamic human history from the first aboriginal peoples through to farmers and cottagers. See how their story unfolds as you explore house, barn and trail.

Self-guided Hikes

Self-guided Trails at Point Pelee
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From earth to water: pick up a Woodland Nature Trail guide from the Visitor Centre and set off on a hike through Canada's Carolinian forest. The guides are available for purchase at the Nature Nook Bookstore for a small fee.

The Woodland Nature Trail is a 2.75 km loop and is the oldest forest habitat in the park. Discover Point Pelee's natural ditches, rare hackberry tree and the many animals that inhabit the park!